Turf Alive!

Turf Alive!® III Brand Grass Seed Grows slower, stays shorter! Turf Alive III Brand grass seed mixture needs less mowing because it grows slower and stays shorter than other tall fescues. It needs much less watering and weeding than bluegrass lawns! And it’s tough! Our two Turf Alive! Brand lawn seed mixtures have so many advantages, we don’t know why […]

Growing Delphiniums

The modern delphinium is one of the most spectacular and popular garden flowers. There are wide ranges of colors, several flower forms, and varieties of different heights. Hobby growers strive to produce the largest individual flowering spikes possible. PLANT RIGHT: Select a sunny location and a soil as deep which is rich as possible. In early Spring,  set plants into well-prepared […]

How to Design a Water Pond

Once you have settled on a potential site for your pond, you need to decide on the size. If you want fish and a variety of plants, it would be best to have a larger in-ground pond. This doesn’t mean you would not be successful with a half-barrel or other type of patio-deck water container garden. Now is the time […]

Planning a Kitchen garden

It is far easier to plan a kitchen garden where the garden is a new one. The gardener who takes over a garden used by previous occupiers may first have to remove shrubs and trees. Not only do trees, shrubs and hedges rob the vegetable garden of plant foods, but they cast shade over the growing plants. Few of the […]

A Guide to America’s Hardiness Zones

A gardener in Tucson, Arizona and a gardener in Bangor, Maine have vastly different gardening quandaries. It should go without saying that a region’s climate has a profound impact on its gardens; the temperature, the humidity, the precipitation and more affect the region in the short and long term, so gardeners need to fully understand their climate to keep their […]

Picking the correct Apple Tree

Apples Some varieties set no fruit at all when self-pollinated, while others under favorable conditions set a fair crop. Yields are better when there are enough varieties for cross-pollination. There are a number of popular varieties which are poor pollinators (triploid varieties) but most are diploid, which pollinate each other very well. It is important to have at least two […]

What you should know about Daffodils

The first thing you should know about daffodils is that it’s smart to choose the ones you want while they’re still in bloom in the spring. If you miss the boat this spring, your best bet is to read carefully the descriptions in next fall’s seed and nursery catalogs. The second thing you need to know is something about the […]

March Gardening To Do List

Provided is a list of tasks you need to perform in your garden during March. Please understand your gardening zone which is identified in the menu above. Look for Hardiness Zones. Zone 1 Order indoor seed starting kits and seeds Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants) Water indoor cymbidium orchids weekly until theybloom Sow seeds indoors […]

Melbourne Gardening Tips For Beginners

When you show interest to start gardening, the amount of information you need to understand could be overwhelming. It seems difficult where to start and if you should seek guidance on the internet or should you ask your neighbors or read a book. Unfortunately, most beginner gardeners make countless mistakes without even knowing that this is the case. This is […]

5 Ways to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

The spring is the time when your garden starts to wake up. For all the gardeners out there, this means that you have lots of work in your hands. The winter leaves its traces behind, so spring is the right time to clean up and improve the condition of the lawn. There are 5 things that you need to do […]